RIM and HP Announce Alliance [BerryReview]

via BerryReview.com by JohnnyB on 5/7/09

hp_logo I was excited to hear this, as it had come up in the office this week about bringing the BlackBerry Enterprise Services to a new level with printing and low and behold this popped into our mailbox late last night, quite uncanny. I have no doubt this is being publicized around WES and hope to have more info coming to me soon, will pass on if that comes through.


HP CloudPrint for BlackBerry Smartphones

HP CloudPrint for BlackBerry smartphones is a web services based solution that allows users to print emails, documents, photos and web pages using a BlackBerry smartphone, wherever they are – in the office, at home or on the road.

The CloudPrint service enables mobile users to easily print to the nearest printer. The service is printer-agnostic and driverless and requires simple Internet access. HP and RIM plan to make CloudPrint available to BlackBerry Internet Service subscribers as well as BlackBerry Enterprise Server customers.

The CloudPrint technology was invented by HP Labs, the company’s central research arm.

HP Operations Manager for BlackBerry Enterprise Server

HP also is introducing software to centrally monitor and manage the extended BlackBerry solution ecosystem, whether it is virtual or physical. This ecosystem includes the BlackBerry Enterprise Server software, mail servers, databases, Microsoft® Active Directory and server operating systems such as Windows® Server. Plans also include extending the capabilities of the monitoring solution to provide an end-to-end view of enterprise applications running on the BlackBerry platform.

If we see this to fruition, we could be in for a step up in the Mobility Game with regards to being truly mobile.

You can catch more of the press release over at the HP Newsroom and RIM

by Ben Pike